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Hope dangles on a string,
like slow spinning redemption.
Winding in and winding out,
the shine of it has caught my eye.

And roped me in,
so mesmerizing,
so hypnotizing.
I am captivated, I am

Vindicated, I am selfish,
I am wrong, I am right.
I swear I'm right, swear,
I knew it all along.

And I am flawed,
but I am cleaning up so well.
I am seeing in me now,
the things you swore, you saw yourself.

So clear like the diamond in your ring,
cut to mirror your intention.
Over sized and overwhelmed,
the shine of which has caught my eye.

And rendered me,
so isolated,
so motivated.
I am certain now that I am

Vindicated, I am selfish,
I am wrong, I am right
I swear I'm right, swear,
I knew it all along.

And I am flawed,
but I am cleaning up so well.
I am seeing in me now,
the things you swore, you saw yourself.

So turn up the corners of your lips,
Part them and feel my finger tips,
Trace the moment, fall forever.

Defense is paper thin.
Just one touch and I'll be in,
Too deep now to ever swim,
against the current.

So let me slip away, so let me slip away,
So let me slip away, so let me slip against the current.
So let me slip away, so let me slip away,
So let me slip away, so let me slip away.

Vindicated, I am selfish,
I am wrong, I am right.
I swear I'm right, swear,
I knew it all along.

And I am flawed,
but I am cleaning up so well.
I am seeing in me now,
the things you swore, you saw yourself.

Slight hope dangles on a string,
Like slow spinning redemption



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    sweetgraceApr 24, 2009 at 3:33 am
    This is the song that justifies that anything can happened in just one click of your finger...wrapped with hopes on it.
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    nelnelDec 18, 2008 at 6:49 pm
    Vindicated means to set free, to provide justification. Its talking about a guy who loves this girl. He feels justified to her presense of love, where he finds himself screwing things up with her. His interest of words is so bluntly spoken, that his hope is dangling for her to grab a hold of. The love he has for her is "like slow spinning redemption," showing him that he still has hope left to help redeem himself to get that second chance at love with her. He feels selfish for the things he has done and he is seeing in himself, the things she swore she saw. the unwanted things that he had that she didnt want. Believing that he will make this work the second time around. "cleaning up so well" following the positive things he has done to get to her.
    Expos, Ms. Lee...I took so long but I did it...YAY!
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    SadafumiDec 11, 2008 at 11:55 am
    Vindicated means justified. “Vindicated” is about a guy who is at conflict with what is right, and a girl’s hope. “Hope dangles on a string, like slow spinning redemption” means there is hope; a chance to redeem himself. “The shine of it has caught my eye;” the opportunity to redeem has caught his interest. “So mesmerizing, so hypnotizing, I am captivated;” he is drawn to hope. The chorus, “vindicated, I am selfish …you swore, you saw yourself” shows the conflict between what is right: vindicated, and feeding hope. “So clear…your ring” refers to what the girl saw in him, and circuitously implies the girl is married or engaged; creating juxtaposition, and transition. “Cut to mirror your intention;” the ring reflects her intentions. “Oversized and overwhelmed...caught my eye;” the ring bothers him. “And rendered me, so isolated, so motivated” shows what the ring did to him. “Defense is paper…the current;” he can turn back after getting so deep. “Let me slip away” means let go of me; don’t hope. The song ends with “Slight hope…like slow spinning redemption.” This line brings the song full circle, and creates irony: she still has hope.
    Expos, yay Lee!!!
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    UnregisteredJun 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    I don't know what the writer intended and i've listened to this song many times. It wasnt until this week that i got in a huge fight with a really really close friend, and nearly lost that friendship, but i was so angry that i just didn't know how i was going to get over it... This song was right on target with those feelings and what happened which i wont explain
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    UnregisteredFeb 5, 2012 at 2:24 am
    Wanting that one person, that, with time and moments and opportunities past, has finally left your grasp. And yet you still dream and long for them. Even though its now forbidden. And your there just waiting, waiting for the one moment where they slip, where the walls come down and you can bring them back to you forever.

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